Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Michael “Mike” Hillebrand
Michael “Mike” Hillebrand, 77, of New Rockford, ND passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, ND.
Michael “Mike” Duane Hillebrand was born on June 4, 1945 to Harold and Anna Mae (Syverson) Hillebrand in Sharon, ND. He lived on a farm between Aneta, ND and Petersburg, ND until the age of 12. They farmed and raised turkeys. They then moved to Aneta where he graduated from Aneta High School in 1963. He married Barbara Wall on January 25, 1964 in Northwood at Ebenezer Church. After graduation he went to Lakota, ND and signed Army enlistment papers on January 27, 1964. He was in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri for basic training, then to Fort Belvoir, Virginia for more training. From there he went to Fort Riley, Kansas with 1st Engineering and worked on heavy equipment. He was on leave in North Dakota for a week and a half, left ND and went to Fort Leonardwood, MO in 1965 and then went to Vietnam for thirteen months. He was honorably discharged on January 27, 1967 from Fort Leonardwood, MO.
After he was discharged he came to ND and worked at Farmers Union Oil in Aneta for a while. He then worked for Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks. An opening came about at the Equity Elevator in Aneta, so he got that job. Later he transferred to the elevator in Churches Ferry, ND, then to the elevator in Hamberg, ND and then he worked in the elevator in Oberon, ND until he retired after over 30 years in the elevators.
After retirement they moved to New Rockford, ND and he worked on older cars and pickups and played cards, which he enjoyed very much. He also enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mike is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Brent (Lanette) Hillebrand, Michelle Hillebrand, Marcee (Kent) Marsaa, Boyd Hillebrand and Bradley (Danae) Hillebrand; brother, Bradley (Lisa) Hillebrand; sister, Sheila (Dennis) Knudson; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 greats on the way and ex son-in-law Roger Skadsem and several Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mom and dad, in-laws, brother-in-law, 2 nephews, 1 niece and 1 great grandson.
A special thank you to the staff at Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, ND for the exceptional care that Mike received.
Mike’s Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10:00AM at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford,
His Burial will be at the Silent Hill Cemetery, Aneta, ND, in the spring.
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So sorry for your loss
My sympathy to Mike’s family.
so sorry for your loss.
Barb and Family so sorry for your loss. Prayers
So sorry for your loss Barb and kids. he will surely be missed.
Sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family
Barb and family I am sorry sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, brother and grandpa Mike. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Sending you all my love and a big hug.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Mike was one heck of a man and he will be missed.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. Sorry for your loss
Sending my heart-felt condolences to you all. Mike was a good man, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, so sorry for your loss.
Our sympathy to Barb and her family. Mike was a great person.
Sending prayers to the Hillebrand family at this time of loss.
Corey and Kathy Lesmeister
Barb and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to all at this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy to your family. He will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives.
Barbara and children, l am very sorry for your loss of Michael. I have fond memories of both of you when we were younger. I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace during your hours of grief. God be with you.🛐
Deepest sympathy to all. Mike joins his parents, who were our good friends. The good old days.
My sympathy, Barb and family
Hugs and prayers.
Our sincere condolences. The weather prevents us from attending in person, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barb and family. So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My thoughts are with you.
Until i was 7 years old, Mike’s parents, Bud and Oriot lived a mile down the road from my folks. My sister Diane and I played together with Mike more than any other kids in the neighborhood. We missed him a lot when we moved away. I’m sure he is in Gods bosom. It sounds like he has made God well pleased with his beautiful life and family. May our Lord bring comfort to all those who loved him.